Couple on date night

Date night need not get boring. We understand it’s easy to get into a routine, but there are some simple ways to elevate the time you spend together. With that in mind, we rounded up some tips for spicing up date night.

Spice up date night

Shake things up

You might love the little place around the corner you always go to, but routine doesn’t exactly scream sexy. For your next date night, we suggest shaking things up by trying someplace totally new. It doesn’t have to be expensive or somewhere you would never normally choose, but it does have to be a place you haven’t been and that you’ve been meaning to try. The change in scenery will add excitement to the date, which is exactly what you need to help make the evening a little sexier.

Real women speak: "We used to go to the same sushi place for dinner every week. I loved it but we didn’t realize how bored we were until we tried somewhere new! Now we make a point of choosing one new restaurant once a month. It’s a lot more fun." -- Amanda from Montreal, Canada

Elevate excitement

Rather than looking at date night as just another night, try to do what you can to create excitement around the evening. Talk about what you’re going to do and where you’re going to go in advance of the date, send each other flirty texts the day of, or even go old school and leave a sexy note in your guy’s briefcase before he goes to work. The point is to make date night seem more special and get each other excited about it.

Real women speak: "Trust me; date night gets a lot more interesting when you’re furiously texting about it a few hours beforehand. Nothing too crazy, but my boyfriend and I do tend to get really flirty with each other over text. I know it’s a bit cheesy, but it gets us both really pumped to go out!" -- Valerie from Indio, California

tieDress the part

Wearing the same jeans and T-shirt every time you and your significant other go out to dinner? It’s time to switch things up. Both of you should make an effort to dress up. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but get ready as if you’re really trying to impress each other. You’ll feel sexier, flirtier and be more likely to put more effort into the date overall.

Real women speak: "My husband used to dress really well, but once we moved in together and got married, let’s just say he dropped the ball. I suggested we ‘dress up’ for our last dinner date and it really made us both feel great. It felt more like a date, rather than just two people going out to eat." -- Adelaide, from Los Angeles

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Comments on "How to make date night sexier"

Shannon August 14, 2012 | 9:22 AM

I like Emma's idea of meeting at the place instead of leaving home together. My husband and I meet for lunch every now and then, and it's always fun! It's so nice to see him during the day, and it makes us both look forward to seeing each other later. It can be hard to keep things interesting, but it's always worth it!

Erica July 30, 2012 | 9:52 AM

Dressing up is fun! It totally spices things up because it makes you feel y and he'll totally notice!

Britt July 26, 2012 | 10:49 AM

Something I always have to remember is to dress the part! My guy definitely deserves for me to take the extra time to get ready for our date, same as I expect from him! So it is great when we both do that for each other. It helps build anticipation as well getting ready more than the usual.

Emma July 26, 2012 | 10:48 AM

Date night can get so routine, especially with every day stressors and kids. One tip I heard from a blogger is that her and her husband meet at their date spot instead of leaving from home together. This builds anticipation for them and keeps things exciting and fresh! I love the idea or recreating the anticipation of waiting for that special someone to walk through the door.

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